6 "SYTYCD" All Stars You Need to Follow on Instagram

Three of our Insta faves (Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy, Robert Roldan, and Gaby Diaz) in one photo!

It's safe to say that we're obsessed with the "So You Think You Can Dance" All Stars. Over the past few seasons, we've loved seeing them up on that "SYT" stage, guiding each new batch of contestants. Unsurprisingly, many of the All Stars are as charismatic online as they are onscreen. While we wait to hear which All Stars will be involved in Season 16, here are six from years past that you should totally be following on Insta.

Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy

Versatility is practically Jenna's middle name. Her Insta feed is full of photos from "SYTYCD" and "Dancing with the Stars"—and, of course, cute couple moments with new husband Val Chmerkovskiy.

Robert Roldan

Robert Roldan is one of the greatest All Stars of all time, helping many contestants make it to the finale. (Who could forget how his adorable partnership with little J.T. Church?!) His Instagram is the perfect combination of dance and travel pictures. And the fact that he's basically a model definitely doesn't hurt.

Gaby Diaz

If you're not already following tap legend Gaby Diaz, GET ON IT. In addition to dance pics, the Season 12 winner has a feed full of photos of her adorable pups.

Paul Karmiryan

Paul's feed is fabulous for many reasons—but mostly because of how dance-filled it is! Check it out if you need some inspiration to get you through a long rehearsal.

Sasha Mallory

Sasha's feed is, in a word, INSANE. Her dance photos are the most iconic—they always leave us screaming, "How?!"

Kathryn McCormick

If you like feeds with great aesthetics, then you definitely need to give Kathryn a follow. The vibe and color palette of her gorgeous, dance-filled posts make them a feast for the eyes.

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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